Public Support: Boycott Grapes Button


From its earliest days the UFW recognized the importance of rallying public opinion to its cause. Through a national network of support groups and boycott committees, the union made the struggle for unionization part of the larger civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Their strategy of non-violent resistance, fasts and marches drew the attention of the nation.


Division of Politics and Reform, National Museum of American History.